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Orcutt introduces resolution requiring supermajority to raise taxes

If Rep. Ed Orcutt’s proposed resolution makes it through the session, in November voters will get to consider a constitutional amendment to require a two-thirds vote by both the House and Senate bodies to raise taxes. The Republican from Kalama introduced House Joint Resolution 4215 to make it harder for the Legislature to increase taxes. According to a press release, Orcutt said that Washington state has seen six initiatives to limit tax increases since 1993.

UW study: Students choosing healthier food under new standards

Nutrition standards aimed at making school meals healthier appear to be working, at least in one area district, with students choosing more nutritious food and buying school meals at the same rate they did before the standards went into effect nearly four years ago, according to a new study by the University of Washington’s School of Public Health.